Specialty Restoration, Simplified

The restoration ecosystem spans far beyond the structure of a home or business, and into the items and personal belongings of the property owners. The memories they hold and the comfort they provide make all the difference when recovering from a disaster. The world of specialty restoration doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right tools, techniques, and partnerships the skills in restoring electronics, textiles, appliances, artwork, documents, and everything in between becomes simplified.

Over the last 25 years, Prism Specialties has served the industry well with their level of expertise in the restoration space. Their team brings their wisdom and knowledge on specialty restoration into this C&R-exclusive MicroColumn, featured monthly on our website and in the C&R eNewsletter.

Gym Equipment Restoration: ‘Work Out’ the Fix

Gym equipment restoration is a viable option for both individuals and commercial gyms after a loss. Flood damage, especially in residential basements, is an all-too-common occurrence that can ruin valuable treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machines, and other equipment. A walk through in a local gym reveals dozens of tech-heavy machines that rely on wires and computer chips to operate. Many types of modern exercise equipment include surprisingly complex technology and all of it is at risk after a flood or fire. These loss events can contribute to pervasive exposure to water, chemicals, and, in

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Improve Your Bottom Line and Reduce Textile Waste

Textile waste is a major issue that grows in magnitude every year. In the United States alone, billions of pounds of textiles end up in landfills when much of that waste could be reused or recovered.  Over the past 20 years, America’s volume of clothing waste has doubled. Each year, the average American is personally responsible for 80 pounds of textile waste. Many textiles that go to landfills leak dangerous chemicals into the ground and release greenhouse gases into the air. And, since it takes about 200 years for the average garment to decompose,

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Benefits of Commercial & Industrial Restoration After Fire or Water Damage

Staring at the aftermath of a fire or water incident can make anyone panic. In residential and commercial settings, the first instinct is often to replace everything instead of restoration. In many situations, restoring small engine equipment or vital machinery is the right option. Cost Effective Small engine and machinery restoration often comes down to cost. When considering expenses, remember there’s more to the price tag than the machinery itself. Consider any additional retraining or certification that may be required with the purchase of new equipment. Reduced Downtime Money is money, but time is

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Safe Art Transportation Starts With An Expert Pack-Out

Whether it’s damaged or in perfect condition, art needs to be transported safely and securely to preserve the piece and protect it during transit. Works of art can be a wide range of items from a painting to a photograph or even taxidermy. Protect Art From Being Damaged Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of opportunity for error in transporting art. When individuals or collectors do it themselves, we see some common mistakes that can compromise the integrity of the pieces they’re trying to protect. Follow these tips when preparing art for shipping. For collections

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The Value of Restoring an Appliance Verses Replacing It

When a home or business is impacted by a disaster, it’s common for appliances to be damaged. In these cases, the decision to restore or replace appliances is not as straightforward as it sounds. While replacing appliances may seem like the easiest solution, restoring them can often provide greater value to the insured. Restoring appliances can offer several benefits compared to replacing them: Cost savings: Restoring an appliance can often cost much less than buying a new one. This is particularly true for high-end or specialty appliances that may be difficult to replace.  Click

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Art Restoration is More Than Just Paintings

The term “art restoration” means a lot more than bringing paintings back to life. Art encompasses many of the things that people value from a sculpture to home décor. These are often physical items that cause worry when the thought of damage from a flood or fire comes to mind.  There’s also an emotional connection to sentimental pieces handed down from generations, sports memorabilia, taxidermy or old family photographs that cannot be replaced but often can be restored. In the event of artwork loss, choosing the right restoration company is important. At Prism Specialties,

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